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A simple piece of advice on how to disrupt yourself

40% of today’s Fortune 500 companies will be gone in ten years: … [Read more]

The Difference Between Customer Needs and Wants

Understanding the difference between a customer's wants and needs is a major key to succeeding in business. Often what a customer wants is diametrically opposed to what they need. As a businessperson, your job is to give the customer what they want. … [Read more]

New Disruption Study: How entrepreneurship is driving corporate reinvention

With the inevitable rise of entrepreneurship and startups driving customer innovation, incumbent companies have begun adopting some of their techniques to either catch up or really stimulate transformation within the enterprise. A recent report by … [Read more]

Without great leadership there is no innovation

What does a culture of innovation look like? It's a question I discussed on a previous blog post but elaborated further on the Culture Radio podcast by Be Furniture... … [Read more]

6 of the most common strategy traps

Strategy without change is pointless, and doing what everyone else is doing is not a strategy; it's a key principle most business people don't get. Take the most common advice you hear out there: don't limit yourself to niche market; you won't … [Read more]

We don’t need a society of more entrepreneurs; we need a society of hungry minds

As we continue discussing The Future for Youth, we've come up with some interesting ideas about what that looks like. One of the key ideas that has come up again and again is that parents should raise entrepreneurial children with the aim that … [Read more]

The best—and the worst—way of learning about market demand is to ask the customer

Want to know what customers want? Ask them, but don't believe them; rather observe them in their environment. It’s the best way because potential customers can answer this question better than any self-proclaimed marketing experts can with their … [Read more]